Protecting God's Children
VOLUNTEERING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH MINISTRIES
There will be a Protecting God's Children session on September 14th at 6:00 pm in the John Paul XXIII room in the Faith Formation Center.. Everyone interfacing with children in Kidzone, Children's Word, LIFT, or Youth Ministry who has not previously attended a session must attend one of these sessions and then complete their VIRTUS training. More information on this diocesan requirement can be found here. Contact the parish office with any questions or visit virtusonline.org.
The Trenton Diocese has mandated that all parishes comply with the “Protecting God’s Children” Program. Diocesan policy requires background checks for all volunteers who have contact with children and young people. Background checks will be obtained through fingerprint analysis conducted by the New Jersey State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. A Volunteer Application and Code of Conduct must also be completed. All volunteers are required to attend a Virtus “Protecting God’s Children” session.
If you are an adult or teen over the age of 18 and wish to volunteer you must comply with the Diocesan “Protecting God’s Children” Program. Please contact Barbara Sentner at email@example.com or 609 268 8383 Ext 104 for more information.
OUR PROMISE TO PROTECT
The Diocese of Trenton is committed to the initiatives outlined in the U.S. Bishop's Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in regard to the reporting and investigation of sexual abuse allegations involving minors.
If you have been sexually abused as a minor by a member of the clergy or anyone representing the Catholic Church, or if you know of someone who was, you can report that abuse through the diocesan Abuse Hotline: 1-888-296-2965 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Diocese of Trenton reports any allegations of sexual abuse to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Anyone with an allegation is also encouraged to provide that information to local law enforcement authorities.